Friday, February 18, 2011

The Certifiable World.

By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher...and that is a good thing for any man.
Socrates

Thank God my husband is no philospher lol Thats my job lol

(oops?)

I have an aunt by marriage who is suffering from Epilepsy. She had a hard life struggling with this disease and recently had a brain hemorrhage.
Although she began to talk and answer questions, this morning the doctor said she was in deep sleep.
So what does this all mean Coma?
Is this the end? Well it would not be such a bad thing if God decided to take this poor woman and give her life everlasting where she could live in peace and tranquility.
My own Mom got Parkinsons and Alzheimers as a side effect from the pills they gave her.
The doctors over dozed her and damaged her brain and it went from there. She lived in the country and we had a plane fly by spraying the corn fields.
The water of course, came from under the ground.

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans are suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you."
Rita Mae Brown

So as a matter of curiosity, I began to do a little search as to how many people have brain afflictions.If it is of interest to me it might be of interest to many.
First I found stats having to do with Schizophrenia.
Australia has around 285,000 cases
Britain has 280,000 cases,
Canada has 280,000 plus
the US has 2.2 million
India has4.3 - 8.7 cases,
china has 6- 12 million cases.
They say it can be triggered by many things like stress in pregnancy, genes, marijuana and other brain altering drugs,
People can begin having it from 15 years of age.
In the US , in 2002, 62.7 billion was spent dealing with the issue of Schizophrenia.Out of three million people, 21,000 could have this affliction.
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Parkinsons world wide 6 million cases and many undiagnosed
Canada has 100,000 cases of Parkinsons
The US has around 1 000 000 cases
Britain has 800,000 cases
China around 1,200,000

Italy 407 out of 100,000 population
Nebraska, USA is very high 329.3 people/100,000

from highest to lowest/100.000 pop
Sweden 22.5/100,000 pop
Faeroe Islands 21.1
US 20.5/100,000 pop
Japan 16.9
Estonia 16.8/100,000 pop
Finland 16.6
Norway 12.6
England 12/100,000 pop
Bulgaria 11.6
Netherlands 11.5
Italy 10,4
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Alzheimers Dimentia
India 3-4 mill
US 4.5 mill
Canada 420,000 and by 2031 they expect 3/4 million people to have it
England 750,000
Iran 6% of 4,200,00 people or 250,000 people Is Khomeini one of them? How about Khadafi?
We know Reagan had it as President.
France 1.3 mill expected to have it by 2020
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Brain Tumors in US
On January 1, 2002, in the United States, there were approximately 105,960 people (56,865 men and 49,095 women) alive who had a history of brain cancer. This includes any person alive on January 1, 2002, who had been diagnosed with brain cancer at any point prior to January 1, 2002, people with active disease, and those who had been cured of their disease.

Race/Ethnicity Men Women
All Races 6.3 per 100,000 men 3.2 per 100,000 women
Caucasian 5.6 per 100,000 men 2.8 per 100,000 women
African American 12.8 per 100,000 men 6.3 per 100,000 women
Asian/Pacific Islander 11.2 per 100,000 men 6.8 per 100,000 women
American Indian/Alaska Native 7.3 per 100,000 men 4.1 per 100,000 women
Hispanic 9.5 per 100,000 men 5.3 per 100,000 women
Brain Cancer Statistics Article

The current estimated human population for the planet earth in 2010 is 6,865,300,000 by the United States Census Bureau. The United Nations estimates that world population will be over the 7,000,000,000 mark in 2011. Recent U.N. organized surveys performed in multiple countries have found the average percentage of people who suffer from some sort of cancer is 31%. The American Cancer Society has found similar numbers in its studies of North and South America.

I know a lot of people who died from brain tumors but did not find any quick stats available.
I don't know why we sit worrying about wars etc. when most of the world is or will be insane pretty soon.
lol
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crazy quotes

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
Winston Churchill

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
Bill Watterson

Opinions are like feet. Everybody's got a couple, and they usually stink.
Jim Slattery

To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.
Stephen W. Hawking

Life is like a role of toilet paper; hopefully long and useful, but it always ends at the wrong moment.
Rudyh

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yup

We are all certifiable lol
We are all the same where disease is concerned and if the brain is diseased then there is not much hope for anyone. So George Carlin was right when he mentioned the planet being able to take care of itself.
People are dying from HIV. Germs know how to survive our antibacterial products. Cancer requires no oxygen to live . We destroy our planet and then sit rotting in hospitals where there are no answers.

It is scary that the world today is also controlled by people who we do not know, and especially if when we do not know if they are sane or not.

We probably wage wars because of insanity.
We require answers as why we get disfunctional brains and solutions to this problem , sooner rather than later.
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The psychology instructor had just finished a lecture on mental health and was giving an oral test.

Speaking specifically about manic depression, she asked, "How would you diagnose a patient who walks back and forth screaming at the top of his lungs one minute, then sits in a chair weeping uncontrollably the next?"

A young man in the rear raised his hand and answered, "A basketball coach?"
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Mary was having a tough day and had stretched herself out on the couch to do a bit of what she thought to be well-deserved complaining and self- pitying.

She moaned to her mom and brother, "Nobody loves me ... the whole world hates me!"

Her brother, busily occupied playing a game, hardly looked up at her and passed on this encouraging word: "That's not true, Mary. Some people don't even know you."

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From the Northwest Florida Daily News comes this story:

A Crestview couple who drove their car to Wal-Mart, only to have their car break down in the parking lot. The man told his wife to carry on with the shopping while he fixed the car in the lot. The wife returned later to see a small group of people near the car.

On closer inspection, she saw a pair of male legs protruding from under the chassis. Although the man was in
shorts, his lack of underpants turned private parts into glaringly public ones. Unable to stand the embarrassment, she dutifully stepped forward, quickly put her hand UP his shorts, and tucked everything back into place. She took a
deep breath and stood up boldly to face the crowd.

She looked across the hood and found herself staring at her husband, who had been standing idly by. The mechanic, however, had to have three stitches in his forehead…

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We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.
Phyllis Diller


Have a good one folks :)




6 comments:

George said...

Thanks for a very interesting post. I'm inclined to agree with you about all of us being certifiable, but I do want to thank you for starting my weekend with some chuckles.

A Lady's Life said...

George lol
We sit and worry about everything when we should just be happy, live quietly and enjoy.

Mama Zen said...

That joke about the basketball coach cracked me up!

A Lady's Life said...

Mama Zen I can relate to sports coaches This is so true but my favorite was the mechanic who needed three stitches. I can see that happening as well. lol
Can you imagine? lol

Trotter said...

Hi Lady! Excellent post... and the quotes are fabulous!! About Scandinavia and the low rates, I think that's because they commit suicide well before the illness comes... ;)

Keen on modern art? Blogtrotter Two has it... Enjoy and have a great weekend. Hopefully sunny!!

A Lady's Life said...

Trotter - yes it sure is sunny today lol
Aw thas too bad about scandinavia. but I guess suicide too is a mental illness.I didn't think about that.
:)